Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: dbsuz05 On: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:14 pm

The FZ1 was my first bike, a wrecked bike that came in pieces in the bed of my truck.
Then i decided to build a yama chop.... to see how i would like a "hardtail"
Its fun around town, an the first 50 miles!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Rwalker On: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:40 pm

I actually prefer the hard tail. Corners like a dream even stretched all out and a huge back tire on it. A little turn of the handlebars and I am leaning right around the sharpest corners at a decent rate of speed.

Now, get me in town at a red light where I have to make a hard turn going slow and I have to muscle that damn thing around a corner!!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:29 am

Traded the BMW R1200GS to a guy in OK for a 13 Ducati Multistrada Touring S. Put a full MIVV exhaust (de-cat) and Tuneboy programmer on it. Should be around 175 HP now. Ridiculously fast and incredibly comfortable. I do miss the wind protection of the BMW, but the Duc is a whole new beast.

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:37 am

Holy *censored* ..... my buddy has been drooling over that thing since it first came out. I sat on one at the Duc dealer, but I almost dropped it when he told me the out-the-door price!! WOW is all I could say ...

Does that have the fully adjustable electronic Ohlins suspension? The one I sat on did. Guy said that added $5k to the sticker!! :shock: Computer on the thing had 3 adjustable maps you can swap around on the fly - changes the engine output, suspension settings, and a few other things. Thing was unbelievable ...
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: hank2 On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:16 am

My low tech '72, R75/5 Beemer Airhead. Not cosmetically restored, but mechanically gone through. Way tooo many new and upgrade parts. don't need no steekin hydraulics or ECM's. :lol: 75k and would ride it anywhere.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: mahanoydan On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:54 pm

I like to collect kz, gs,v45, kz1300 if anyone has one kicking around
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:06 pm

hank2 wrote: ............ don't need no steekin hydraulics or ECM's. lol .........

That's why I love my RD350 so much. Not one electronic component on the bike, except for the voltage regulator / rectifier - it's a combined unit that eliminated the 2 separate devices used back in the day. It's also output adjustable - that was one of the main reasons I bought it. That, and it's hard to find reliable replacements for the old stuff these days. I still run brushes for the magneto rotor however, and still have the dual points ignition system that works flawlessly. I've been through this bike and engine from top to bottom & front to back. Not one part of this bike doesn't have my fingerprints on it. Starts on the 3rd kick every time after sitting all winter with some fuel in the carbs. What I love most of all is, it's a 2-stroke - simple, cheap, powerful and LIGHT. 8-)

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:45 pm

SMITTY wrote:Holy *censored* ..... my buddy has been drooling over that thing since it first came out. I sat on one at the Duc dealer, but I almost dropped it when he told me the out-the-door price!! WOW is all I could say ...

Does that have the fully adjustable electronic Ohlins suspension? The one I sat on did. Guy said that added $5k to the sticker!! :shock: Computer on the thing had 3 adjustable maps you can swap around on the fly - changes the engine output, suspension settings, and a few other things. Thing was unbelievable ...


Thanks, it's a blast.

The 13s and newer come with the new Sachs Skyhook fully active suspension. It is much more advanced than the Ohlins and hopefully less problematic, but time will tell. This has 4 modes that adjust everything from horsepower, torque delivery, ride height, preload and damping. Amazing.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:47 pm

If you ever sell the RD, please put me at the top of the list. I had the exact color when I was a teen and really miss it. Nearly bought an RD400 this past summer from a guy local, but he bumped the price $1000 from the time I called till the time I showed up to look at it.

He still has it.

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hank2 wrote: ............ don't need no steekin hydraulics or ECM's. lol .........

That's why I love my RD350 so much. Not one electronic component on the bike, except for the voltage regulator / rectifier - it's a combined unit that eliminated the 2 separate devices used back in the day. It's also output adjustable - that was one of the main reasons I bought it. That, and it's hard to find reliable replacements for the old stuff these days. I still run brushes for the magneto rotor however, and still have the dual points ignition system that works flawlessly. I've been through this bike and engine from top to bottom & front to back. Not one part of this bike doesn't have my fingerprints on it. Starts on the 3rd kick every time after sitting all winter with some fuel in the carbs. What I love most of all is, it's a 2-stroke - simple, cheap, powerful and LIGHT. 8-)

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:19 am

Don't hold your breath on that one. :) ;)

Of all the bikes I've owned over the past 24 years, this one is hands down my favorite. It'll be the last to go, come hell or high water. :D I absolutely LOVE it.

Wow I'm surprised they went with Sachs. Not that they're bad, but Ohlins has been known for years as the Cadillac of suspension in the bike world. Guess I've been out of the sportbike loop for too long now. Lots of things that used to be good are now junk (especially in the automotive world), so it wouldn't surprise me if they're no longer the best you can get.

I can't imagine 170 HP in that small package! That must be AWESOME!! I'd lose my license ... :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:41 am

SMITTY wrote:Don't hold your breath on that one. :) ;)

Of all the bikes I've owned over the past 24 years, this one is hands down my favorite. It'll be the last to go, come hell or high water. :D I absolutely LOVE it.

Wow I'm surprised they went with Sachs. Not that they're bad, but Ohlins has been known for years as the Cadillac of suspension in the bike world. Guess I've been out of the sportbike loop for too long now. Lots of things that used to be good are now junk (especially in the automotive world), so it wouldn't surprise me if they're no longer the best you can get.

I can't imagine 170 HP in that small package! That must be AWESOME!! I'd lose my license ... :lol:


A lot of people were caught off guard by the move to Sachs. Ohlins has been having some issues with reputation on OEM stuff for years. Leaking seals, steppers that fail, ECMs that fail or go crazy. Trust is diminished.

Sachs has a long, successful history with active suspension and were a good choice. The suspension on these bikes is the best I have ever ridden without regard to price. It is so fast at making changes on the fly that the road feels consistent regardless of conditions. The bike sticks like nothing I've ridden. Very confidence inspiring.

Ya...Mine will be dyno'd this spring, but based on others who have done the same mods I have 170-180 hp is reasonable. The torque of a V twin with the top end pull of an inline 4. It's the first bike in a long time that can truly scare me. I love it.

Down side is....at 2400 miles, the rear tire is 80% toast and that's with me taking it really easy for the first 800 miles.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:44 pm

av8r wrote:
Down side is....at 2400 miles, the rear tire is 80% toast and that's with me taking it really easy for the first 800 miles.


That's good mileage out of a rear.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:29 pm

cArNaGe wrote:
av8r wrote:
Down side is....at 2400 miles, the rear tire is 80% toast and that's with me taking it really easy for the first 800 miles.


That's good mileage out of a rear.


Maybe for a sport bike. I'm used to 7000-9000 on the BMW!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:01 am

Yeah that's one of the down sides of big power. Eats EXPENSIVE rubber .... it's amazing how much tires cost now. :(

I just did a couple sportbike tires the other day for the first time in many years. WOW what a pain in the ass!! Now I remember why I transitioned from those bikes into lawn equipment ... :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: jubileejerry On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:47 pm

I put my BMW motorcycle up for sale on eBay if anyone is interested. It's a 1972 R75/5. The eBay # is 261413454244. Jerry

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